You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou

A wonderful collaboration that I managed to pull together in a few weeks that has lead to other incredible opportunity to create, collaborate and develop sweet friendships. A beautiful outdoor bridal boudoir photoshoot in one of the most stunning state parks in Illinois – Starved Rock State Park. The canyons, the rocks and the trees seemed the perfect backdrop for Emma, our sweet bride who was getting ready for her wedding day with antique family heirlooms and sweet love notes. The tones of yellow and green from the canyon rocks fit so perfectly with the theme here. This was also the first time I was using medium format film for more than half the shoot and as nervous as I was, I think they turned out quite good 🙂 – sometimes the one thing we really need to get over to succeed is our own fears!

Thank you to a great team of vendors for making this happen!

Styling and Florals : Jess Zimmerman of My Style Project

Model: Emma of @emmadrinkscoffee

Photography : Karthika Gupta and assisted by Shanna Aitkens

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